Day One: Travel to Baltimore: Fort and Fells
Arrive in Baltimore mid- afternoon, meet your guide and visit the Fort McHenry Visitor Center for film and exhibits that relate to the story of America’s second War of Independence and the writing of our National Anthem. Then enjoy a brief highlights tour of the waterfront neighborhood of Fell Point. Have some free time to explore the area, then board your coach for a delicious and fun crab feast. Don’t like crabs? No worries, there are plenty of items sure to please all. Following dinner, return to the Holiday Inn Timonium for the evening and get a good night’s rest for another day of touring. D
Day Two: Annapolis
Rise and shine! Fill up on a delicious full breakfast at the hotel before boarding your coach for a full day in Annapolis. This morning with your guide take a walking tour of historic Annapolis, a waterfront city known for its 18th century charm and the home of the United State Naval Academy. See the oldest statehouse in continuous use in the country. Walk along Maryland Ave as the patriots did during Revolutionary times and see the most beautiful doorway in America. Next tour the United States Naval Academy to see how men and women train to become naval officers. See the Chapel, the crypt of John Paul Jones, Bancroft Hall where the midshipmen live, Tecumseh and the Herndon Monument. Enjoy the inspiring Noon Formation if available. Then have a few minutes in the Naval Academy Visitor Center to shop and take in the exhibits.
Have lunch on your own in the waterfront area and browse the shops. Walk over to the Susan Campbell Park at the City Dock to enjoy a cruise of the Severn River followed by some free time to wander through the shops or to get some ice cream. Return to your hotel after you “Experience the Art of Napoletana Pizza,” a local favorite, at Verde. Savor the smells, flavors, and tastes of authentic Neapolitan wood oven pizza. Learn about traditional cooking methods and ingredients while you uncover the history as well as fun facts about pizza and the pizza industry. You will feel our dough, sample our house made mozzarella, and taste at least three different pizza offerings! Ciao…..B D
Day Three: 9/11 Memorial, Camden Yards and Babe Ruth Museum
After breakfast, check out of your hotel, and meet your guide. Your guide will share anecdotes about Baltimore; and you will sample Baltimore’s best cookie and Baltimore made candy as your morning continues. Travel to Camden Yards for a behind the scenes tour of the Oriole’s Ballpark. Then head to the Babe Ruth Birthplace for a tour of the home where the “Sultan of Swat” was born. Enjoy a film and see wonderful baseball memorabilia. Next head to the Inner Harbor. See Maryland’s 9/11 Memorial; and then head to the Top of the World Observation Deck for a panoramic view of Baltimore and exhibits on her history.
Complete your time in Baltimore with lunch on your own at the Inner Harbor. B
Please Note: All persons 16 and older must present a photo ID in the statehouse in Annapolis and at the Naval Academy.